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will be drafting a new constitution and preparing for a full democratic election next year. >> we will be talking with an analyst about the hopes for progress in just a moment, but let's look at the challenges facing them. >> after months of protest, the demands were met. he left office just over one year ago. he rolled yemen for more than three decades. it came at a price. parliament granted him immunity for prosecution in agreement for stepping aside. people are demanding that the old elite to be brought to justice and the transition is no in the hands of the national dialogue conference rewriting the constitution before full democratic elections next year. >> if the old elites have been thrown into prison or exile like in other countries, it would have been counterproductive for the transition process. and they are still so influential. >> it is a mark of unity when yemen celebrated last year, but the cracks are clearly visible. they are a deeply divided nation. separatists in the south are fighting for their own independent state. there are tentative efforts to find a political solution but n
trading at a value of $1.2860. >> in other news today, syria's main opposition has elected a head for an interim government they hope will be formed within a month. >> the u.s.-educated i.t. executive was chosen by a majority of national coalition members in istanbul. in his first speech, he ruled out dialogue with the shock assad's regime. government troops and rebel fighters are blaming each other for a chemical attack near the northern city of aleppo -- dialogue with bashar alabama assad's regime. >> they accuse rebel fighters of launching a missile containing poisonous gases. the information minister said this type of weapon was prohibited under international law. >> so far, we have 16 martyrs and 86 wounded. most of them are in critical condition. the chemical contained in the missile causes immediate fainting, convulsion, and that. >> in istanbul, syria's main opposition group said they were looking at the attack rejected allegations that rebels were involved. we also know the rebels do not have access to chemical weapons. they would not have access to the means of launching
line. nhk world. >>> kenya's defeated candidate odinga has challenged the result of the election. he alleges there was balance lot rigging. deputy prime minister was declared the winner with just over 50% of the vote. however, rival odinga filed an objection. he claimed more votes were cast at some polling stations than the number of registered voters. local media report that police fired tear gas. they gathered in front of the supreme court and refused to leave. odinga also made allegations of vote rigging in 2007. the claim sparked protests. more than 1100 people died in the rioting. >>> italy has elected speakers for upper and lower houses but italians see no end in sight over the wrangling of a new government. the center left coalition became the largest group in both chambers in last month's election. but it could not gain a majority in the upper house. a new government must be approved by a majority of votes in both chambers. the center leftists will need to team up with the center right block or the five star movement party. the coalition wants to continue fiscal austerity. bu
in the cross hairs. in january 2005, iraq coast its first free elections in more than 50 years. the shiite majority became the strongest player in the new parliament, but violence overshadowed the tea. with more than 1000 attacks per week in late 2006, iraq threatened to slide into civil war. in 2007, u.s. troops erected a wall around city districts in an attempt to stem the sectarian bloodshed. the sectarian wall still divides parts of baghdad 15 months after the exit of u.s. forces. the sunni minority has expressed anger at what it sees as repression at the hands of the shiite-backed government. unrest and violence continued to dominate life in iraq. >> in germany, a court has started hearing a case brought by relatives of people killed in an air strike in northern afghanistan in september 2009. the german commander in the area ordered the nato air strike. >> at least 90 civilians were killed and dozens wounded in the air strike on two fuel tankers stolen by insurgents. berlin has already paid around 350,000 euros to the families of victims. they are seeking a total of 3.3 million in da
just days after they completed their full five year term. a general election is scheduled for may 11th. >>> bangladesh is beginning three days of morning after their president died. even though the presidency is largely ceremonial, they were looking to him to break a violent political stand off that has defined the country. raman's body arrived back on thursday afternoon. the prime minister received it at the capital's international airport. >> he entered politics before they entered war. he was elected president in 2009 after serving as a senior official for many years. he was flown to the hospital in singapore with respiratory problems. bangladeshi lawmakers will elect his successor. >> march 11th was the tenth anniversary of the iraq war. terrorist attacks have hampered efforts to rebuild the country. still, iraqi leaders think oil production will pave the way for prosperity. they're investigating more in the region to meet growing energy around the world. sho beppu reports. >> reporter: the ground beneath the deserts of southern iraq holds some of the world's largest untapped oil d
years from now. >> china's president and premier serve five-year terms. they are often re-elected, though, which means xi and li will probably be in charge for the next ten years. >>> pakistan's electe >>> an income gap divides the people, pollution threatens their health, and they have strained relations with their neighbors. find out about the challenges china faces on "newsline." >>> farmers in the japan spent the weekend thinking. they're concerned they won't be able to compete with cheaper inports. they're already struggling to increase productivity. it's well behind industry average. every year, they produce a third of what other sectors average. the number of farmers is about half of what it was 20 years ago. some of those who remain are turning to technology to try to boost their competitiveness. nhk world shows us what they're doing. >> a professor of agriculture. he may not look like he is raising livestock, but he is. with his smart phone. he activates a speaker on a cattle farm, 130 kilometers away. the animals gather for lunch. with another tap on his phone, he releas
church that will help the poor. the followers for in the square, and he was elected last week by a secret conclave of cardinals. he then entered st. peter's basilica. he received the ring known as the fisherman's ring. it bears the image of st. peter holding two keys. he called on economic and social leaders to protect the people and the environment. pope francis indicated he will build a closer relationship with followers, raising expectations for reform within the catholic church. >>> an american educated i.t. manager will become the prime minister for the opposition in syria. ghassan hitto lived in the u.s. for decades but now he will govern parts of syria controlled by rebel forces. members of the syrian national coalition met in istanbul, turkey. they voted to elect hitto who moved to turkey last year to help coordinate the opposition. the coalition plans to launch an interim government for northern syria which is under rebel control. 70,000 syrians have died in two years of fighting between rebels and president bashar al assad's forces. analysts say some in the coalition see hitto a
will return to pakistan for an election in may. he will reportedly fly back on sunday. there are mixed reactions of people waiting for him to arrive. musharraf took power in 1992 when he was the army's chief of staff. he went on too cooperate with the stof of president george w. bush in the fight against terrorism. however, he was handed a crushing defeat in 2008. in 2011, a pakistani court issued an arrest warrant for him that he failed to provide adequate security for the former prime minister in 2007, and he was subsequently assassinated. he was granted protective bail allowing him to return from exile without being arrested immediately. >> he wants to come back to reinvigorate his political campaign. he wants to get them ready for that election, and hopefully win a number of seats. >> as for the political situation, the approval rating of the ruling pakistan people's party of president zardari is shrinking amid a poor domestic security situation, and a struggling economy. an increasing number of voters are calling for a new regime to take over against this backdrop. the possible re
elected president obama but washington's traditional relations with israel to the test when he sought to mend ties with the islamic world. >> i have come here to cairo to seek a new beginning between the united states and muslims around the world. >> but obama failed to meet expectations in the islamic world, and many criticized what they called half-hearted efforts to achieve peace between israel and palestinians. in the wake of the arab spring, tensions are simmering all over the middle east. for the americans, the israeli- palestinian conflict is just one of many. >> president obama is now in his second term, and this is his first official visit to israel, so what took him so long? in middle east analyst at the brookings institute in washington d.c. joneses. >> in his first term, he felt a tremendous amount of pressure from both washington -- folks in washington -- and in israel to make a visit to israel. the israelis felt kind of sidelined by the cairo speech which he opened his first term with, and they did not necessarily like the tone of that speech. they were waiting for some
by internal power struggles. the recently elected prime minister lacks unanimous backing from within the opposition ranks. these developments are being watched with concern abroad. >> on the one hand, we hope that the opposition pulls together again because any division is negative. on the other hand, we hope that the opposition sticks to its parameters. we absolutely do not want to drift towards extremism. >> the opposition will officially represent syria for the first time at the arab league summit on tuesday. it will be a serious test of its ability to provide a united alternative to the assad regime. >> we will have much more on the syrian opposition coming up later in this hour. >> fighting is being reported in the capital of the central african republic. they have raided staff homes after rebels seized control there. >> the rebel leader has declared himself the new president. these developments come two months after rebels and the government signed a peace deal. >> schools and businesses are closed in the capital. they have taken to the streets. they are sending the country's p
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